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  • US Media Ignores Obama's Role in Brexit Disaster

    06/25/2016 8:04:11 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24-June-2016 | David A. Patten
    Watch any of the TV news talk shows Friday and almost all have ignored one important fact: the Brexit 'Leave' victory was another humiliating loss for President Barack Obama. In fact, some British polls even showed that voter sentiment moved decidedly in favor of Brexit after Obama traveled to Britain and urged a "no" vote. British voters delivered a stinging rebuke to Obama on Thursday when they opted to leave the EU by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin. So strong was the backlash to Obama's blatant attempt to influence the Brexit vote – polls following his April visit...
  • Boston,Lincolngrad: I saw the seething resentment. Now it is time to finish the revolution.....

    06/25/2016 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    They shouldn't have tried to scare us. It is a sign of how little the Remainers understand or know about Britain, and above all about England, that they thought would work. I do sometimes wonder if these odd denaturated shiny types, who actively prefer foreign rule to their own, ever visit their own country. Confined to multicultural London neighbourhoods for most of the year, they then hurry abroad....... The Remainers' snobbery was their own undoing. They believed they were superior to their fellow countrymen and women, when they just luckier and richer. Judging from their response to the referendum result,...
  • Brexit remorse? UK lawmaker calls for Parliament to ignore EU referendum as millions call for...

    06/25/2016 2:55:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 25, 2016
    <p>The aftershocks of Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union continued to reverberate Saturday, as more than 2 million people signed an online petition calling for a second vote and one lawmaker said Parliament should overturn the result.</p>
  • 'Britain-Israel relations will not significantly change'

    06/25/2016 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    srael and Britain’s relations will not change once Britain leaves the European Union (EU), British ambassador to Israel David Quarrey said on Friday. Speaking to Channel 2 News after UK residents voted to leave the EU in a referendum and Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, Quarrey said, “The relationship between Britain and Israel will not change significantly.” "...lies...more lies...self delusion..." .....
  • “Cold Anger” They’re Still Not Getting It – The Brexit Media ‘Splodey Heads Continue…

    06/25/2016 12:58:42 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 41 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 25, 2016 | sundance
    At the heart of the common sense information surrounding the Brexit vote a few ordinary and uncomfortable points continue to be avoided by the echo-chambered media elite who have retreated to their safe spaces:♦ First Point – The U.K. was sending Brussels $500 million per week of their wealth to be redistributed to the lesser than affiliates.  In essence, Classic Fabian/Socialist Economics: From each according to their ability – to each according to their need.Simultaneously, to the parasitic withdrawal – inbound immigration was putting unsustainable financial strain on the social/societal welfare systems if the host.♦ Second Point – Inbound, seemingly...
  • Trump: Britons 'took back control of their country'

    06/25/2016 10:58:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday welcomed the vote by UK residents to leave the European Union, saying they "took back control of their country", according to Reuters. The presumptive Republican nominee, who is in Scotland, was asked about the British vote and replied, "They took back control of their country. It's a great thing." "People are angry, all over the world, they're angry," added Trump. "They're angry over borders, they're angry over people coming into the country and taking over. Nobody even knows who they are. They're angry about many, many things." Asked if he meant in the...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good For Freedom,Good For Growth-Trump Is The Big Winner,Obama Got Crushed

    06/25/2016 8:23:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus.
  • Brexit: Yet another example of biased polling

    06/25/2016 8:05:31 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    For the weak-minded among us who continue to believe in polling data, the Brexit vote shows – yet again – what a biased absurdity the polls have become. But delusions and obfuscation runs deep in the mainstream trenches. Nate Cohn at the New York Times writes that "[i]t was not a cataclysmic polling failure[.] ... [I]t's hard to argue that this was a big polling failure." Sure it wasn't. Once you are done rolling around on the floor in laughter at claims that this wasn't a massive polling failure, read on.
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Petition for London independence signed by thousands after Brexit vote

    06/25/2016 6:19:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | unknown
    A petition calling for Sadiq Khan to declare London an independent state after the UK voted to quit the EU has been signed by thousands of people. The petition's organiser James O'Malley, said the capital was "a world city" which should "remain at the heart of Europe". Nearly 60% of people in the capital backed the Remain campaign, in stark contrast to most of the country.
  • Germany says 'won't let anyone take Europe from us'

    06/25/2016 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Jun 2016 11:38 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Saturday that the EU would weather the shock of the British vote to leave the union as he convened crisis talks. “I am confident that these countries can also send a message that we won’t let anyone take Europe from us,” he said heading into a meeting in Berlin of his counterparts from the EU’s six founding members. […] Steinmeier called the European Union “a successful project of peace and stability” and said that there was a “strong desire” within the bloc to defend and strengthen it. …
  • Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

    06/23/2016 4:37:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-23-16 | ISI LEIBLER
    The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation. The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages. Its failure is largely due to the inability of democratic countries to face reality and devise a united strategy to vanquish these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Instead, Western leaders bury their heads in the sand and cravenly resort to policies of appeasement, even though there is not a single...
  • France orders Britain to trigger Article 50 and choose new PM ‘within days’

    06/25/2016 4:54:27 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 132 replies
    FRANCE today told Britain to appoint a new prime minister within “a few days” and to immediately quit the EU by soon triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Speaking in Berlin following a meeting of the six founding member states of the EU, French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told the UK not to play a “cat and mouse” game following the historic Brexit vote. He said: “Of course a new prime minister must be appointed, that will probably require a few days but this is quite urgent.
  • Brexit: Why the Globalists Lost

    06/24/2016 11:59:25 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Allum Bokhari & Milo Yiannopoulos
    There's panic in the skyscrapers. A popular revolution against globalism is underway, and Britain has struck the first blow. To the dismay of political, financial, and media elites, the country has chosen to put identity and sovereignty above a plus-one-or-minus-one change in GDP, and vote to leave the hated European Union. As with the USSR, the attempt to superimpose a manufactured civic identity over proud nation-states with rich and complex histories has run against the grain of human nature. The elites, so wrapped up in statecraft and economics, never paused to consider basic human psychology. It’s not just Britain, you...
  • Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House

    06/24/2016 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24th, 2016 | by Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama stands by his comment that Britain would move to the back of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the United States if it left the European Union, the White House said on Friday. "Obviously, the president stands by what he said and I don't have an update of our position," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a briefing. Obama urged Britain to remain in the EU when he visited London in April and warned that a trade agreement between the two countries would not happen anytime soon if Britain left the bloc.
  • END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

    06/24/2016 6:12:56 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 53 replies
    express.co.cuk ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | JONATHAN OWEN
    FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned. France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave. Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year's presidential elections. While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty. Angela Merkel's country faces having to pay an extra £2.44billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left.
  • Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose

    06/24/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by kingu · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:32 EST, 24 June 2016 | FLORA DRURY
    Full Title: Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose the £60million a year it gets in EU subsidies Cornwall voted to leave with 182,665 votes for Brexit to 140,540 for Remain But Cornwall, one of the poorest parts of England, gets £60m from the EU Council leader now begging Westminster to 'protect Cornwall's position' Social media users hit out at county voters for 'not reading the fine print' Cornwall has begun pleading for reassurances that it won't lose the £60million a year it gets from the EU - just hours after the county's residents...
  • Brexit SPREADS across Europe: Italy, France, Holland and Denmark ALL call for referendums

    06/24/2016 6:43:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 57 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | June 24, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD
    POLITICIANS across Europe have called for their own referendums in the wake of Britain's historic decision to quit the EU. Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star movement has now officially called for a referendum on whether to keep the Euro. Buoyed by big gains in local elections, Luigi Di Maio, a vice president of the lower house of parliament, said: "We want a consultative referendum on the Euro. “The Euro as it is today does not work. We either have alternative currencies or a 'Euro 2’. The 5-Star movement has called for two different currencies in Europe, one for the rich northern countries...
  • British millennials like me are the real losers in the Brexit vote (barf alert)

    06/24/2016 5:38:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    Today has been a day of bitterness, resentment and betrayal for British millennials like me. Overnight, my generation has lost the right to call ourselves Europeans, as well as the right to live, love and work in the 27 other countries of the European Union. Among the many divisions the referendum has revealed in the U.K., the chasm between generations is becoming the most pronounced. While the Leave campaign achieved a two-point victory in the referendum, 75 percent of voters between 18 and 24 wanted to remain. For all intents and purposes, the referendum result is just the latest in...
  • Exclusive-Farage Tells Breitbart:"Obama Visit Caused Brexit Bounce",Swayed Vote In(Shortened)

    06/24/2016 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Breitbart London
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he threatened to send Britain to the “back of the queue” if the public voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a “Brexit Bounce”, swaying Britons to vote for Brexit.
  • British tourists in New York dazed, feeling poorer after Brexit

    06/24/2016 3:33:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Stephanie Kelly
    British tourists Britain visiting New York awoke Friday to news of their country's vote to leave the European Union and, in daze over the surprise outcome, had to contend immediately with effectively higher costs for everything as the pound plummeted. "Apocalyptic," is how South London resident Greg Rowland, 49, described the referendum results while making his way through the tumult of Times Square. One of the biggest effects for British travelers abroad was a sharp drop in the British currency. At one point on Friday, sterling fell over 11 percent to its lowest level in over 30 years, $1.3228.
  • 'Brexit' threatens to undermine U.S.-Britain special relationship

    06/24/2016 3:16:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 67 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | MATT SPETALNICK AND YARA BAYOUMY
    Britain’s decision to quit the European Union could send damaging shockwaves through the bedrock Anglo-American “special relationship,” raising questions about London’s willingness and ability to back U.S.-led efforts in global crises ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine. The loss of the strongest pro-U.S. voice within the 28-nation bloc, as a result of the “Brexit” referendum, threatens to weaken Washington’s influence in European policymaking and embolden Russian President Vladimir Putin to further challenge the West, analysts and former diplomats say. The British referendum on Thursday, widely seen as reflecting an increasingly nationalistic and inward-looking public, also risks the splintering of...
  • Sinn Fein calls for referendum on united Ireland

    06/24/2016 3:04:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    itv.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | itv
    Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has called for a referendum on a united Ireland following the EU referendum result. Speaking to the national Irish broadcaster RTE, Mr McGuinness said the British government has a "democratic imperative" to call a referendum on whether Northern Ireland should leave the United Kingdom and unite with the Irish Republic.
  • Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish independence vote 'highly likely

    06/24/2016 2:43:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | BBC
    Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. She said the Scottish government would begin preparing legislation to enable another independence vote.
  • Brexit shock - France 'overtakes UK as world’s fifth largest economy' after pound plunges

    06/24/2016 2:36:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    express ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    FRANCE has overtaken the UK as the world’s fifth largest economy after the pound plunged to a 31-year low, with the vote to leave the EU reverberating across the world's financial markets. In news that will be welcomed in Paris' financial sector, economists say Britain has dropped into sixth place in the wake of a vote for Brexit. The development will ring alarm bells in the City, coming after ratings agency Standard and Poor's warned it would likely downgrade the country's triple A rating.
  • Mayor of London response to European Union referendum result

    06/24/2016 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Celerity · 23 replies
    London.gov.uk ^ | 6/24/16 | Sadiq Khan
    24 June 2016 . . Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: "I believe that Britain is better off within the European Union, but the British people have clearly spoken today, and their democratic will must now be fulfilled. "I would like to praise David Cameron for the dignified way he has reacted to the message sent by the British people in his words at Downing Street today. I agree with the Prime Minister that Britain can survive and prosper outside the European Union. "I want to send a clear message to the British people and to businesses and investors...
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results

    06/24/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    United States Senate ^ | June 24, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results June 24, 2016 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement in response to initial reporting of ‘Brexit’ returns. Sen. Cruz urged the United States to respect the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national...
  • After Brexit, London mayor Sadiq Khan tells immigrants: “You are very welcome here”

    06/24/2016 12:44:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    News Fast Company ^ | June 24, 2016 | Sadiq Khan
    Following the U.K.'s decision to Brexit, Khan took to Facebook on Friday to express his support for the many London residents who hail from other parts of Europe: I want to send a clear message to every European resident living in London - you are very welcome here. As a city, we are grateful for the enormous contribution you make, and that will not change as a result of this referendum. There are nearly one million European citizens living in London today, and they bring huge benefits to our city - working hard, paying taxes, working in our public services...
  • Obama: EU and Britain both ‘indispensable partners’

    06/24/2016 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/24/16 | AFP
    President Barack Obama, who had warned against Britain quitting the European Union, said Friday that Washington would respect the British voters’ decision to do just that. The US leader said Britain and the European Union would both remain “indispensable partners” of the United States and that the “special relationship” with London would endure. “The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision,” Obama said, in a statement from his White House office. But, in a nod to Washington’s frustration that its ally has been unwilling to back a European project seen as a cornerstone of Western...
  • The Peasants Are Revolting – Disconnected Political Institutions Meet Their Monster Voters

    06/24/2016 12:21:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-24-2016 | sundance
    To say the last 24 hours have been historic could most certainly be an understatement. However, we can be certain a wounded global media will put every possible liberal, progressive, multicultural and socialist voice onto television and into print to push back against the visible rise of a growing nationalist sentiment.What has happened with the U.K. referendum is going to send reverberations around the globe; but this outcome should not come as a complete surprise to most CTH readers. What happened in Great Britain is the visible rise of their national Monster Vote.People from across political parties, conservative (Tory) and...
  • CNN's Liberal Meltdown: Brexit Means ‘Xenophobia,’ ‘White Identity’ Win

    06/24/2016 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies
    newsbuters.org ^ | 6/24/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged, “This marks a victory...
  • SADIQ KHAN STATEMENT REGARDING BRITISH REFERENDUM ON E.U. MEMBERSHIP

    06/24/2016 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies
    london.gov.uk ^ | June 24, 2016
    Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: "I believe that Britain is better off within the European Union, but the British people have clearly spoken today, and their democratic will must now be fulfilled. "I would like to praise David Cameron for the dignified way he has reacted to the message sent by the British people in his words at Downing Street today. I agree with the Prime Minister that Britain can survive and prosper outside the European Union. "I want to send a clear message to the British people and to businesses and investors around the world this morning...
  • President "You Didn't Build That" speech re: Brexit at Global Entrepreneurial Summit (oh the irony)

    06/24/2016 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 18 replies
    Live thread for those with the stomach to watch. Persronally, I don't have the stomach for it.
  • As Europe’s sceptics cheer Brexit, its enthusiasts mourn

    06/24/2016 10:59:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Economist ^ | 24 June 2016
    The shocked reactions of many European leaders suggested they had not fully absorbed the possibility of a vote for Brexit. Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, called a crisis meeting of parliamentary leaders and cabinet members. In Rome, the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, convened an emergency meeting of ministers and scrapped a scheduled summit of his party’s leaders. France’s president, François Hollande, held a long emergency session at the Elysée. When he emerged his tone was measured (he promised to continue to work closely with Britain), but he added that the EU now needed a “leap forward” to ward off the...
  • Brexit Has Implications For Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump In Upcoming Presidential Election

    06/24/2016 10:02:04 AM PDT · by catnipman · 26 replies
    HuffPuff ^ | 6/24/2016 | Sheldon Filger
    ... Setting aside the occasional diatribes of Trump that tend to obfuscate a cogent analysis of his campaign’s actual strength, it is clear that the political dynamics that led to the stunning vote in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union are also at play in the United States, to the benefit of the real estate mogul. The British electorate revealed itself as being alienated from their nation’s political establishment, with public policy on immigration a crucial driving force in shaping attitudes prior to the Brexit vote. In the U.S. primary campaign, similar forms of disenchantment underpinned Trump’s ability...
  • Marine Le Pen's Twitter account driving Euro Socialists Crazy

    06/24/2016 9:34:01 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Le Pens Twitter ^ | 24 June 2016
    She's flying the Union Jack !!!
  • 'Germany needs to make UK come to its senses'

    06/24/2016 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jun 2016 16:27 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Britain leaving the EU means trouble ahead for Germany — and its hardest task will be convincing the Brits to drop a self-defeating ideology, a leading foreign policy expert told The Local. German business has a lot of vested interest in British markets, explains Josef Janning, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Berlin. And that means Germany will have its work cut out negotiating a settlement which gives Britain access to the single market after it leaves the European Union. […] Being integrated into the single market will mean the UK will have to “swallow the...
  • Brexit Decision Deals Another Blow to Obama

    06/24/2016 9:42:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 06/24/16 | Staff
    The United Kingdom's Decision to leave the European Union is the second major blow to President Barack Obama-and his legacy-in as many days. The country's historic referendum decision, which brought the resignation-effective in October-of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was made official one day after the Supreme Court left Obama's immigration executive order frozen in perpetuity.
  • Protester Interrupts Trump in Scotland, Hands Out Swastika Golf Balls

    06/24/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/24/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at his press conference at Trump Turnberry in Scotland on Friday, a protester jumped up — interrupting the start of the press conference — to hand out golf balls with swastikas on them.
  • Britain's decision to leave the EU is Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare

    06/24/2016 11:28:22 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 110 replies
    The global implications of the Brexit vote are just beginning to be felt. And nowhere will the outcome of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union be more closely scrutinised than in New York City. As the Stock Exchange opens on Wall Street, a few miles away in Brooklyn dozens of the most brilliant minds in the Democratic Party will gather at the Hillary Clinton for President HQ to work out where the vote leaves their candidate. The immediate answer is: in grave danger. With the referendum proving, once again, the utter contempt for mainstream politicians felt by the...
  • Trump: Scotland and Brexit, an advertorial for his golf course, and then goes full statesman

    06/24/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/24/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Old habits die hard for Donald Trump, apparently. Addressing the world’s media in a press conference at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, he used the first ten minutes or so to promote his property. To say the least, we have never seen a potential president mix his business interests with the political stage. As I write, he is responding to questions from the media and saying sensible things about Brexit, emphasizing that the British people are taking back control of their destiny. It is pretty impressive. I can only conclude that Donald Trump is a statesman in progress. And...
  • How Brexit Will Affect Americans [tr]

    06/24/2016 8:17:02 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/24/16 | Kiri Blakeley
    Full title: How Brexit Will Affect Americans: Cheaper travel to the UK and Europe, lower mortgage rates - but a very bumpy stock market ride • Americans can expect an extremely bumpy stock market ride • They can also look forward to cheaper travel to Europe and Britain • Experts are concerned that counterterrorism efforts in Europe will [wane] The first noticeable difference the vote made was to plunge the British pound to a 30-year low. Currently, it will only cost $1.34 to get one pound. And the U.S. dollar could continue to strengthen. That's good news for Americans looking...
  • 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president': 'Anti-immigration' message...[tr]

    06/24/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 47 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/24/16 | Khaleda Rahman
    Full title: 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president': 'Anti-immigration' message and shift to the Right that led to UK's seismic break with Europe draws parallels with rise of The Donald • The UK voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum • Many on Twitter believe the result is a sign Trump will win in November • They compared the leave campaign's 'divisive' message with Trump's • Others showed concern it will lend credence to Trump's nationalist agenda ...today, he promised close ties between the U.S. and UK if he becomes President, saying: 'A...
  • NASA’s Top Climate Scientist On Brexit: ‘Stupid And Selfish’

    06/24/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    NASA’s top climate scientist took to Twitter Friday morning to criticize British voters for choosing to leave the European Union, calling the so-called Brexit vote “stupid and selfish.” Gavin Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, but long before becoming the space agency’s lead climate scientist, Schmidt was born in Britain. He’s obviously not a fan of U.K. voters’ decision to leave the EU.
  • British voters unleash a transatlantic tsunami And it's headed for American shores.

    06/24/2016 7:39:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Joseph J. Schatz and Ben White
    LONDON — British voters didn’t just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored President Barack Obama, handed Hillary Clinton a potential economic burden and injected new energy into the populist currents roiling politics on both sides of the Atlantic. The surprise 52 percent - 48 percent result in favor of leaving the European Union — which British networks projected just before 5 a.m. local time — came after a tense night of vote-counting throughout the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister David Cameron later announced he's resigning, citing a...
  • How Election Will Really Affect Your Investments

    06/24/2016 6:49:22 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Money ^ | June 22, 2016 | Taylor Tepper
    Emotions are running high in this campaign. And that—not any candidate’s policies—is the real threat to your portfolio. Here’s how to drown out the noise. Stocks will plunge if Donald Trump is elected President. And the bond market could capsize if Trump goes ahead with plans to renegotiate the national debt. Yeah, but if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, she’ll cripple the economy by hiking taxes by $1 trillion. And oh, by the way, her foreign policy will end up destroying the world. As these are actual statements made by famous investors—like billionaire Mark Cuban and Swiss investment adviser...
  • Britain Votes with Trump, against Hillary, Obama

    06/24/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by scpolitician · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Joel Pollack
    Obama’s advice may have pushed some voters to “leave.” In April, he warned British voters they would be at the “back of the queue” in trade with the U.S. if they left the EU.
  • How Trump benefits from Brexit

    06/24/2016 5:58:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 24,2016 | Andy Serwer
    UK voters shocked just about everyone when they voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The Brexit shows the weakness not only of the EU and globalization — but also of polling. And doesn’t Donald Trump love that! Wall Street too was caught completely off guard because it appeared that firms did independent polling that they believed showed the "remain" votes would win, traded the pound sterling up on that notion and then got crushed when the news came out the other way. It really was a rejection of the British establishment by the voters, with a great deal of...
  • Five reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House

    06/24/2016 5:12:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20,2016 | Katy Kay
    A victory for Brexit next week by no means guarantees a Trump victory in the autumn. However, if the forces of disgruntlement, nationalism, populism and anti-globalisation are strong enough to force a radical move in the UK, they may be strong enough to force a radical election in America too.
  • The Brexit contagion: How France, Italy and the Netherlands now want their referendum too

    06/24/2016 6:49:53 AM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Matthew Holehouse, Brussels
    Voters in France, Italy and the Netherlands are demanding their own votes on European Union membership and the euro, as the continent faces a “contagion” of referendums. EU leaders fear a string of copycat polls could tear the organisation apart, as leaders come under pressure to emulate David Cameron and hold votes. It came as German business leaders handed a considerable boost to the Leave campaign by saying it would be “very, very foolish” to deny the UK a free trade deal after Brexit. Markus Kerber, the head of the BDI, which represents German industry, said that 1970s-style trade barriers...